Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

Specifically: No fluidity in free-associative divergent thinking necessary to innovate — people do not know how to think like innovators! Teams and work groups don’t know how to be collaborative. Creative training is the fuel for innovation fire. .

WELCOME: Brian Paul Allison!

Idea Champions

Idea Champions is thrilled to welcome a fantastic, new member of our team , Brian Paul Allison. Brian plays two inter-related roles in what some past and present clients refer to as our "boutique consulting and training company": Sales Director and Creative Thinking Facilitator. We like to think of Brian as a "polymath" -- a person of great learning in several fields of study.

Strategic Thinking – 16 Ideas for Creating an Entrepreneurial Environment Inside Your Company

BrainZooming

At the 2016 Brand Strategy Conference, Antonia Dean, Director – Marketing, Brand Development, & Strategy at The Estée Lauder Companies covered the strategic thinking ideas behind creating an entrepreneurial environment in a large company. Building the Team.

How to Run a Good Brainstorming Session

Rmukesh Gupta

Last week I was invited to run a Design thinking experiential workshop for the STC conference in Bangalore. As a design thinking coach, I end up facilitating a lot of such brainstorms as it is one of the core steps in the problem solving approach. These are the typical ideas, that almost anyone who is asked to come up and typically lack any novelty or creativity. Think about it. Then take a boring average idea and try to make it interesting and creative.

WANT TO LEAD A GOOD MEETING? Begin with Facilitative Presence!

Idea Champions

These meetings have been variably referred to as leadership development programs, creative thinking trainings, innovation workshops, team building off sites, brainstorming sessions, strategic planning pow wows, senior team retreats, annual conferences, and business simulations.

How to Ensure that Your Next Conference Will Be a Big Success

Idea Champions

Yes, we want to know what you think, but we also want to know what they think -- especially since they are the majority. A well-crafted conference design that ensures maximum engagement, teamwork, creativity, networking, commitment, fun, and follow-up.

WANT TO LEAD A GOOD MEETING? Begin with Facilitative Presence!

Idea Champions

These meetings have been variably referred to as leadership development programs, creative thinking trainings, innovation workshops, team building off sites, brainstorming sessions, strategic planning pow wows, senior team retreats, annual conferences, and business simulations.